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Another professional wounds himself with a Glock .40

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by Jubjub, Oct 12, 2010.

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  1. Jubjub

    Jubjub Member

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    Reserve Cop Shoots Himself Through Hand, Hits Partner

    GARY, Ind. (STMW) - An accidental shooting by a retired Gary police officer left him and his partner wounded as they rode together in a city car Saturday afternoon, Lt. Samuel Roberts said.

    Kenneth Shannon, 68, and Joe Leavy, 56, who serve on the city’s reserve police force, are recovering from their injuries.

    http://chicago.cbslocal.com/2010/10/12/reserve-cop-shoots-himself-through-hand-hits-partner/


    Apparently this guy was playing with his new Glock in the car, and managed to put one through his own hand and into his partner. Seems like he's old enough to know better.
     
  2. Sgt_R

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    Sounds like less of an equipment issue, and more of a training / common sense issue to me. Though I'm sure the Glock haters are going to come out of the woodwork about how it would have been impossible to do that with any other handgun. ;)

    R
     
  3. Drail

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    "Never let your muzzle cover anything you are not willing to destroy" Guess that's too hard for some people to remember.:banghead:
     
  4. Big_E

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    Uh oh, I had better tell my dad and every LEO in my home town and across the country that G22's are dangerous. :rolleyes:

    This is just a training issue and negligence. I hope both of them will be okay.
     
  5. slicksleeve

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    I have a feeling he would have commited that little blunder with any pistol.
     
  6. leadcounsel

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    Barely newsworthy...

    I'm in the military and have served with very professional individuals, some of the most highly trained Soldiers the world has had to offer. And negligent discharges are surprisingly not uncommon.

    Lest someone thing I think they are excusable, they are not. However, they are not uncommon. Sometimes folks get injured, and sometimes by the grace of God nobody gets injured.
     
  7. sig228

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    Lately, it seems that when this happens to a LEO, its an accidental discharge, but when it happens to an ordinary citizen, its an "arrestable" offense. Sigh.....:(
     
  8. Ragnar Danneskjold

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    Actually, seem like he might be part of the "I'm too experienced and wizened to have to follow those stupid rules for you whippersnappers" contingent. Some people have been doing things their way for so long, that the idea of changing or following the rules of others is an affront to their years of experience.
     
  9. youngda9

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    ^^ Ragnar, you can take comfort knowing that oughta knock him off his high horse.

    He broke all the rules at once...a sure recipe for disaster.
     
  10. doc2rn

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    Stupid should hurt!
    Buying a Glock should hurt more :what::neener::D
     
  11. TraditionalCatholic

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    He was "playing with the gun" in the car? Simply unbelievable. I'm not a big fan of Glock, but, this guy most likely could have done the same thing with any other handgun.
     
  12. oldfool

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    yeah, I dunno why Glock guys so quick to take offense or leap to defense where none is required
    idiots come in every make/model/caliber... nobody said different
     
  13. robert garner

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    The Glock22 is dangerous? Of course it is; if it weren't it would be useless!
    Unfortunately the cop is dangerous,and now two get to "tote the note"
    robert
     
  14. Guns and more

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    How's that trigger safety working out?
     
  15. Sevenfaces

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    Hey, if you're gonna be dumb you gotta be tough.
     
  16. The Sarge

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    In High School ( one million years ago) our Drivers Ed teacher ran a red light and KO'd one of the students driving to school.

    After 40+ years of air conditioning work and being in a kazillion attics my old man finally stepped off a beam and fell through an attic.

    Emeril Lagasse put fish stock in his lasagna sauce once.

    It happens.
     
  17. joe_security

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    I worked armored transport, over 20 years ago. The manager told the new hires: " If you leave it in the holster, it cant hurt you ".
     
  18. VegasAR15

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    It is working pretty good on the Glock27 that I carry all the time. I just don't pull the trigger when I am not trying to shoot it.
     
  19. svtruth

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    Makes me wonder

    how many close calls he had over the years, sweeping companions, putting his finger on the trigger when he was not contemplating firing, making adjustments on a loaded firearm, etc.
     
  20. Bovice

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    that's true of any gun... i guess i don't see the point of a "trigger safety"
     
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    Can't give details (HIPPA) but last week we treated a police officer who shot themselves through the thigh while 'manipulating their firearm' at the start of their shift. The pistol was a .40 Glock. Medically, this syndrome is known as 'Glock Leg'.

    :)
     
  22. DoubleTapDrew

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    Maybe Glock pistols need to come with an insert stating "You must be this smart to ride this ride"

    finger-up.jpg

    I am glad they are ok and nobody was killed although that was a very painful reminder of the 4 rules.
     
  23. fiat128

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    I bet his partner is pissed!
     
  24. 9mmepiphany

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    I'm not excusing his breaking more than one rule of safe gun handling, but the first thing that came to mind when reading the article was that they are both old enough to have started their careers in the days of revolvers.

    I'm thinking they believed the Range Master when they were issued their guns and told they were DAO, just like your revolver...NOT.

    I do see it as a training issue. That is why Glock used to send teams out to departments to train their staff when they first transitioned to the Glock. Their labeling of their action as DAO has really helped their acceptance in the LE community, but there is a downside to not understanding that use of that nomenclature was a rule beater
     
  25. The Lone Haranguer

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    It isn't proof against an idiot wrapping his finger around it and pulling it. The trouble with trying to make things foolproof is that a bigger fool will always come along. :p
     
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